The CBC Edmonton was caught red-handed last month using a mannequin in a hospital bed as background footage for a story on how an ICU has been operating during the pandemic.
Even better, the mannequin, shown below in what looks like a hospital bed, wasn't even filmed inside of an ICU, according to the National Post, who republished a spin of the even from the "Reuters Fact Check Team" later in October.
The CBC report was initially released on October 2 and included "interviews and a demonstration featuring a mannequin of how an ICU facility differs from other hospital wards," the National Post report said.
Users quickly noticed the mannequin and started to point it out on social media, in Tweets like this one...
It’s called fraud but because it’s media they get a pass
Look very closely 🤨 pic.twitter.com/7KBQdNxIjK
— Frank McVeety (@Franktmcveety) October 10, 2021
The segment that the video was used for was originally labeled: “It’s real. It’s dangerous’: What it’s like in an ICU ward”...
The mannequin footage was also later used in a news report on October 7, the National Post wrote.
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